Twilight Saga: Books Review

My oh my!!! For the first time in 10 years of computer literacy, I read an e-book completely!

And after a long long time, I sat up the whole night to read a book!!

Plus, both the above statements are true, not just for 1 book called Twilight, but for all the books in the series, namely, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn!!

This completely gripping love story between a supernormal human and super-ahem-monster connects with you like no story has done for a loong loong time!! Cheers to Stephanie Meyer!!

So people, if you have even a little thing for romance, go for these books! And guys, keep your girls away from these books, ‘coz it will make them fall in love with Edward Cullen!! All my femaleĀ friends have, and I won’t blame them!! (Me too in the same situation!! šŸ˜› )

Do I need to give a signal now, it’s so clear…GREEN ALL THE WAY!!!!

Advertisements

Book Review: “2 states – The story of my marriage” (No Spoilers)

Just read the latest one by Chetan Bhagat!

And by his own standards, its a very nice book! Fairly gripping (I finished it in non-stop 5 hours), humorous, and easy-flowing, this book describes the life and times of a couple divided by a wide North-South chasm.

On the flipside, the book is written in a very simple manner, sometimes even reminding you of a mere diary entry. However, the heart and the soul is definitely in the right place!

I will not divulge the story here at all, but would just be content with saying that anyone and everyone, who’s been in love with a person of a different caste, will 100% relate to this book.

Go read it!

Verdict: Green

Wise and otherwise!

I just started reading the book ‘Wise and Otherwise’ by one of my favourite authors, Sudha Moorthy, and although I have just been able to feast on 3 of the stories, I have almost fallen in love with the book! Ms. Moorthy’s stories are always simply written and yet heart-wrenching; and this book adds further to her glory. Do catch a glimpse if u can; I’m sure you won’t feel like putting it down until you devour it fully! šŸ™‚

P.S. I plan to finish reading it in a coupla days. Shall keep you updated about the rest of it.

A Summons to Die Hard is not a Piece Of Cake!

Confused by the title people?? Actually its just my laziness to write 3 seperate reviews for the 3 pieces of work i read/watched of late…. So lets not beat around the bush and get straight to the point! šŸ˜‰

John Grisham’s Summons is an ok-ok story abt Ray Atlee, a law professor having a celebrity judge as a father and a hopeless drug addict as a brother. When his very-much law abiding father passes away, Ray is startled to find 3 million bucks in cash at his house. Summons is a story about Ray’s questĀ  to find out the truth about the money. Moderately paced and sufficiently interesting, the book does tend to drag towards the end, and the climax too is not so surprising, to say the least.

Rating: 2/5 readable. but not a must!

Die Hard is the fourth part of the previous 3 versions of Die Hard. Although I haven’t seen any of them, going by the fourth, I can say that they must’ve been fabulous pieces of work! Amazzing action sequences is the strongest point of the mvie, not to mention a decently engrossing plot. Die Hard 4 is a modern times thriller about a cyber geek, who creates havoc (FireCell or something, in the cyber lingo)in the United States by hacking into ALL the important systems and databases, and actually bringing people’s lives to a standstill; and how Bruce Willis (John McLane in the movie) with the help of a hacking wizkid fights him.

The director hasn’t taken much effort in avoiding cliches, and yeah cinematic liberty does get stretched at times(esp. in the sequence where an F17 chases Willis’ truck), but overall, the movie is a great entertainer!!

Rating: Green!

Piece of Cake is the first book written by Swati Kaushal, an MBA Graduate. It is a simple story about a modern girl, well-educated smart and independent, but single, who is confused about choosing between a sexy RJ who’s younger to her in ageĀ and a well settled celebrity neurologist, who doesn’t seem to be of this age. Not to forget the spin brought in by the literally cut-throat competition in the corporate world!

Entertaining, humourous, and contemporary, this novel surely makes for some good and light reading!

Rating: 3/5 Definitely Readable!

Anything for you Ma’am!!

Book Review : Anything For you Ma’am — An IITan’s Love Story

Author: Tushar Raheja

Rating: 3/5– Definitely Readable

How many of you think that IIT students are nerds?? OK may be nerd is too harsh a term, how many of you think that they are devoted-to-studies, intelligent, sincere, and shy??

How many of you would rubbish the idea that IITians can be utter vagabonds, and not just by whiling their time away, but also by playing pranks, telling lies, and above all, falling in love, albeit sincerely???

Now here’s a true story about such an exceptional IITian, Tejas , and his more-than-exceptional tale of love, labour, and above all, luck!!

Written in a very simple and flowingĀ language, this book attempts to relive the pages of Tejas’ journal of love. Although it sometimes reminds you of Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point SomeOne, and gets a little too slow at times(ofcourse that’s because even in the story, time gets stagnant now and then, as the lover boy misses his sweetheart!! hehe!!), its clear and concise style, and effective narration don’t let you put the book away quickly.

The story is about how the protagonist Tejas( which of course is a renamed Tushar), overcomes the antagonist( which but ofcourse, is Fate, who else!!), and meets his love, who’s a thousand miles from him. This intercity love story, interspersed with lots of twists and turns, does surprise you quite a few times. And although you sometimes get irritated at Tejas’ habit of creating loopholes in the law, his motivation to meet his lady-love really amazes you, charms you even!!

A very good book, definitely readable, and even more so, as it is Tushar’s maiden book!

My favourite English books

Here’s a list of my favorite English books…they are notĀ jotted down in any particular order. And I hope IĀ haven’t forgotten any; I will update the list later if my memory decides to improve itself. šŸ™‚

Believe me, people; if you haven’t read any of these, you are surely missing a wonderful treat!

  • The Enchanted Woods trilogy-Enid Blyton
  • The Hound of BaskerVilles- Arthur Connan Doyle
  • To Kill a mockingbird -Harper Lee
  • The Diary of a Little Girl – Anne Frank
  • The Partner- John Grisham
  • The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
  • FountainHead- Ayn Rand
  • Love Story-Erich Segal
  • Acts of Faith- Erich Segal
  • Hotel- Arthur Hailey
  • Mindbend- Robin Cook
  • All the short storiesĀ  collections of Jeffrey Archer
  • Veronica Decides to Die- Paulo Coelho
  • The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  • The Interpreter of Maladies-Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Malgudi days- R K Narayan
  • Waiting for the Mahatma- R K Narayan
  • Mahashweta – Sudha Murthy
  • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories- Sudha Murthy
  • Harry Potter series
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time-Mark Haddon